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Foes of private tax collection regroup after House defeat

Legislation pending in House and Senate would permanently shut down IRS program to outsource some collections work.

July 2, 2007 Leave a comment

Panel backs language to reopen FAA, union contract talks

Provision would retroactively require an independent binding arbitration board to settle wage and other differences; administration has threatened a veto.

June 29, 2007 Leave a comment

Cheney's words show he counts self part of executive branch

The office has both legislative and executive functions, White House representatives have said during squabble over executive order compliance.

June 29, 2007 Leave a comment

House passes financial services spending bill

Measure passes on a 240-179 vote, with more than enough opposition to sustain a veto.

June 29, 2007 Leave a comment

Use of free tax filing software drops significantly

Decrease followed agreement limiting the service to 70 percent of tax filers, auditors find.

June 29, 2007 Leave a comment

Budget office paints grim fiscal portrait of flood insurance program

Program's debt was $17.5 billion as of May; Congress has authorized FEMA to borrow $20.8 billion from the Treasury.

June 28, 2007 Leave a comment

Locals pan DHS decision to ditch communications project

County officials upset by phase-out of tool to distribute disaster management software and establish interoperability standards.

June 28, 2007 Leave a comment

Agencies processing discrimination complaints faster

Complaints are taking longer once they reach the EEOC, however.

June 28, 2007 Leave a comment

Panel supports changes to Coast Guard modernization

Bill would require the agency to remove an industry team as the troubled project’s lead systems integrator within four years.

June 28, 2007 Leave a comment

Coast Guard extends fleet upgrade contract

Lawmakers advance bill that would require the agency to take over management of the program by October 2011.

June 27, 2007 Leave a comment